You will need to install Node.js, Grunt cli and Sass on your computer to do this tutorial. To find out how to do this on Mac OS X see here: https://suesdesign.co.uk/install-sass-node-js-and-grunt-on-mac-os-x/ […]
If you are using Mac OS X and install Drush 9 and want to use MAMP for your development, you will need to do a bit of extra work to get it working.
If you do not have Drush 9 installed, see how to install it here https://suesdesign.co.uk/install-composer-and-drush-on-mac-os-x/. You will also need to start MAMP and have Drupal 8 installed. […]
You can download and install composer using instructions here: https://getcomposer.org/download/.
Alternatively you can install composer using Homebrew. Homebrew makes it easy to install software and manage updates. You can find instructions on how to install Homebrew here: https://suesdesign.co.uk/install-sass-node-js-and-grunt-on-mac-os-x/ […]
If you create a WordPress website, it is good practice to first create a development site on your own computer then move it to your webhosting when it is finished. You can’t just upload the website and database, it won’t work because WordPress uses absolute URLs and these will all need changing. You may also […]
What are Sass, Node and Grunt? Sass is CSS preprocessor which means it can use CSS like a programming language. For example, it can use variables so I could just define the brand colour as a variable and use that variable in the code. If it changes, I only need to change it once. Node […]
To get started with creating custom posts, see this tutorial: https://suesdesign.co.uk/how-to-create-custom-posts-in-wordpress/
Once you have registered your custom posts, you will need to create template files to display the posts. You will probably need a page to display a list of the posts and a template for each separate post. […]
As well as pages and posts, WordPress has the ability to use custom posts. These are useful for special pages which don’t fit within pages or blog posts. For example, custom posts can be used to create a portfolio or something like pages of books or recipes. WordPress was originally a blogging system, the introduction […]
Some people access website links using the tab key on the keyboard instead of the mouse. This could be due to being blind or having mobility problems in the hands. Tabbing through each item in the menu to get to the main content can be tedious for such users. A solution to this is to […]
Why would you want to have website accessibility aids? Text size, text colour and background colour of a website can be changed using the browser. This is fine for more knowledgeable users but what happens if you know your audience is not likely to know how to do these things? For example you might be […]